Logic and Complexity
That's just beautiful. I love the "no one will notice it there" in reference to a Letter to the Editor. -David Molnar
Unless one writes a paper on a solution to a well known problem using a well known menthod (or a tiny variation thereof), one is likely to get these kinds of review. That is the sad fact of "peer-review." It can be very frustrating.
The response to Turing's paper voices a sentiment that's still alive among many mathematical people--why worry whether an infinite problem is decidable or not (/in P or not), especially when we have yet to get ballpark estimates of the circuit complexity of natural finite problems? Associated with this is distrust of asymptotic results, worst-case analysis, etc. The same kind of dismissals are still used, even though a constitutively different positive project is still non-forthcoming.
Simply the best laugh I've had all week. The Turing review is truly inspired.
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